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Maybe Superstition IS The Way?

Posted on July 22, 2019

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

It’s not a requirement to be a superstitious if you’re an athlete, but the two do kind of go hand in hand. We’ve heard everything from wearing the same pair of socks all season (gross), to doing a specific handshake with every member of the team before going on the field. This time, Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen, takes it to a new level. In the middle of their game against the Detroit Tigers, Jansen shaved his mustache for a little extra luck up at bat. You read that right, he grabbed his razor in the MIDDLE of a game. He told reporters that he gave himself a couple at-bats to see how things went, and when they didn’t go well, he made the adjustment. As silly as it seems, it was for good reason – he got an RBI single that drove in two more runs for Toronto – with a fresh face.

We didn’t forget about you, fans. If we had a dollar for every time we saw someone wear a hat or jersey inside out, or demand to sit in the same ‘lucky’ seat during games, we’d be LOADED. But how much do you think luck really has to do with the outcome of the game? If fans had to choose between a game’s result falling on luck or skill, we think the fans would pick skill at least nine times out of ten. But if you’re the one out of ten, the person that has a game day ritual down to a T, let us know!

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